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Bove: Ranking the best songs from the EA Sports NHL video games

Bove: Ranking the best songs from the EA Sports NHL video games
Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 17:48:25-05

Every once in a while you stumble upon an old song and think about the good ole' days when all you really cared about was your franchise in 'NHL 07'.

Those days are in the rearview mirror,  at least for me, but my phone shuffling onto 'Montreal Calling' by Mobile on the way to work gave me some inspiration...

Here are the top songs from the EA Sports NHL video games (in my opinion):

We'll start with NHL 2002 ( Mario Lemieux on the cover) because that's the first game I really remember playing.

NHL 2002:

1) "Fat Lip" - Sum 41
2) "American Psycho" - Treble Charger
3) "Makes No Difference" - Sum 41

NHL 2003 (Jarome Iginla)

1) "Sweetness" - Jimmy Eat World
2) "No One Knows" - Queens of the Stone Age
3) "Headstrong" - Trapt

NHL  2004 (Dany Heatley/Joe Sakic)

1) "Punk Rock 101" - Bowling For Soup
2) "Shatterday" - Vendetta Red
3) "Get What You Need" - Jet

NHL 2005 (Marcus Naslund)

1) "Take Me Out" Franz Ferdinand
2) "Time to Go" - Dropkick Murphys
3) "Lazy Generation" - The Fups

NHL 06 (Vincent Lecavalier)

1) "Red Flag" - Billy Talent
2) "Do What You Want" - OK GO
3) "Bat Country" - Avenged Sevenfold

NHL 07 (Alex Ovechkin)

1) "Montreal Calling" - Mobile
2) "Talk to Her" - Priestess
3a) "Darkest Days" - Good Riddance
3b)  "There's a Class for This - Cute is What We Aim For (Buffalo boys, for what it's worth)

NHL 08 (Eric Staal)

1) "Misery Business" - Paramore
2) "Just Got To Be" - The Black Keys
3) "The Walking Wounded" - Bayside

NHL 09 (Dion Phaneuf)

1) "Do the Panic" - Phantom Planet
2) "The Running Free" - Coheed & Cambria
3a) "Warriors of Time" - Black Tide
3b) "Afterlife" - Avenged Sevenfold

NHL 10 (Patrick Kane)

1) "Rock You Like a Hurricane" - Scorpions
2) "Know Your Enemy" - Green Day
3) "Kids in America" *cover* - MxPx

NHL 11 (Jonathan Toews)

1) "I'm Shipping up to Boston" - Dropkick Murphys
2) "Sandstorm" - Darude (It's lit)
3) "Howlin' For You" - The Black Keys

NHL 12 ( Steven Stamkos)

1) "Don't Bring Me Down" - ELO
2) "Mony Mony" - Billy Idol
3) "You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'" - Judas Priest

NHL 13 (Claude Giroux)

1) "45" - The Gaslight Anthem
2) "Days Go By" - The Offspring
3) "Pennywise Tribute" - Bassnectar

NHL 14 (Martin Brodeur)

1)  "Joker And The Thief" -Wolfmother
2) "Harlem" - New Politics
3) "The Boys are Back" - Dropkick Murphys

NHL 15 (Patrice Bergeron)

1) "My Body" - Young the Giant
2) "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" - Fall Out Boy
3) "How Many Times" - Wolfmother

NHL 16 (Jonathan Toews, again)

1) "Hallelujah" - Panic at the Disco
2) "New Politics" - West End Kids
3) "Kids" - FRENSHIP

NHL 17 (Vladimir Tarasenko)

1) "Until You Were Gone" - The Chainsmokers
2) "Righteous Smoke" - Monster Truck
3) "No Way Out" - Vicetone

 

Best soundtrack -- Tie between NHL 07 & NHL 09

Worst soundtrack -- NHL 16 

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